Scary Mommy Wrap Star Contest 2012
  • CanadianMamaCanadianMama
    Posts: 10,374Administrator, Moderator

    Earlier, a challenge was issued by @MorganD, and we decided to take it one step further and make it official:


    Welcome to the Scary Mommy Gift-Wrapping Contest!



    To participate: 

    Simply post a photo of your gift-wrapping prowess, 
    and the community will click "like" to vote--easy peasy! 
    The entry with the most "likes" wins!

    The Worst Wrapper in the Universe:

    Same here! Post a photo of your gift-wrapping monstrosity,
    and the community will click "LOL" to vote! 
    The entry with the most "LOLs" wins!

    Rules: 

    Entries must be a photo of a gift that was wrapped this holiday season.
     Entries should contain at least one unconventional wrapping material 
    (check Pinterest for inspiration). 
    Participants may submit as many entries as they like, 
    as long as they are in separate posts, 
    so that they may be voted on individually.


    Here is an example from our lovely @eapple:

    image



    Remember: 

    The winners will be chosen by YOU--the voters! 
    So don't forget to "like" or "lol" your favorite entry!



    This contest will be open to post entries until midnight PST on December 15.
    The thread will remain open for voting until midnight PST on December 17.
    The winners will be announced on December 18.



    The winners of this challenge will receive:

     bragging rights (WOOT WOOT!) 
    a feature on ScaryMommy's FB page and Pinterest board
    and a special Christmas gift from @ScaryMommy herself!

    What would the Holidays be without a little healthy competition? 

    Ready.

    Set.

    WRAP!!

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  • JustAConfusedMamaJustAConfusedMama
    Posts: 4,527Member
    Good luck, crafty mommas!
    If you would like to sponsor me for the Imagine Walk for Autism in April, for my friend's son please click the below link and donate.
    http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/sfamily/12th-imagine-walk-and-family-fun-day-for-autism
  • KacerpieKacerpie
    Posts: 1,119Member
    Oh... This should be fun!!!!!! Off to Pinterest I go!
    "Please don't talk mom... It makes my brain work..."
  • LoveLove
    Posts: 14,066Administrator, Moderator
    Wooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

    I LOVE gift-wrapping!

    It's ON ladies!

    Get ready for a curly-ribbon-covered SMACK DOWN!!!

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  • CrashCrash
    Posts: 10,571Member
    In a word....nope! But I'll vote! Lol.
    Why be a king when you can be a God?
  • Ashdawn684Ashdawn684
    Posts: 979Member
    I'm the worst gift wrapper in the history of forever
    ~Live life to the fullest, or die trying~
  • meandmy243meandmy243
    Posts: 9,474Member
    Lol as my as reciepsnt will soon find out!
    let them eat cake! because id rather have pie!!!
  • PDXcocoPDXcoco
    Posts: 675Member
    I am awful at wrapping, but I look forward to voting!
  • BeachyBeachy
    Posts: 4,697Member
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    Searching for my lost shaker of salt.
  • sanityseekersanityseeker
    Posts: 3,404Member
    I'm looking forward to seeing this, i suck so hard at wrapping!
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  • AloneOverseasAloneOverseas
    Posts: 2,312Member
    I used to be paid to wrap gifts ... but of course it was nothing fancy and decorative! Lol. Just neat and pretty.

    And I can't post pics on here from my iPad and don't know how to from my iPhone. Lol
    I love purple; I love cats. Imagine if cats were purple ...
  • irishlassirishlass
    Posts: 7,057Member
    oh this is cool! im looking forward to the pics :) 
    "Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter." - Dr. Seuss
  • DemandaDemanda
    Posts: 5,920Member
    What what what?? Finally a contest where I can show off my one and only talent?!?!
    Only thing is I usually do all my wrapping on Christmas Eve, guess I better get on it!
    "The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off." ~ Gloria SteinemPhotobucket
  • Chocoholic
    Posts: 2,013Member
    Can there please be a prize for worst wrapped as well?


    I have a serious lack of skill I'd love to show up (the amount of tape I can use is epic)
    The answer is chocolate. I don't care what the question is.
  • DemandaDemanda
    Posts: 5,920Member
    Do we post in this thread, @canadianmama?
    "The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off." ~ Gloria SteinemPhotobucket
  • MarySunshineMarySunshine
    Posts: 7,953Member
    I'm in. I'll use my mad skillz on my secret Santa person's gift!
    "I don't poop. I create magic."- ABC

    I'm as sexy as a burp mid-kiss. Watch out!

    For every loser there's one that has to win. So bite your tongue, grit your teeth and grin...
  • CanadianMamaCanadianMama
    Posts: 10,374Administrator, Moderator

    Can there please be a prize for worst wrapped as well?


    I have a serious lack of skill I'd love to show up (the amount of tape I can use is epic)



    @Chocoholic that is a fabulous idea!! We are working out the details right now :D

    @Demanda Yup, this thread!! 

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  • GritsGrits
    Posts: 4,370Member

    Can there please be a prize for worst wrapped as well?


    I have a serious lack of skill I'd love to show up (the amount of tape I can use is epic)



    Yeah, I'm pretty ashamed of my lack of wrapping ability. I have been known to have to use pieces of scrap paper to cover holes so the kids can't see what the gift is. I'd be more likely to place in Chocoholic's contest.
    "I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles." ~Audrey Hepburn
  • shate98shate98
    Posts: 5,020Member
    I"m a wrap star, but I won't have anything wrapped before this contest closes. My specialty? wrapping oddly shaped gifts- like a frying pan.
    "As you wander through your life, whatever be your goal,
    keep your eye upon the doughnut, not upon the hole."
  • MarySunshineMarySunshine
    Posts: 7,953Member
    @shate98 I used to wrap all kinds of craziness at the hardware store I worked at. We sold hardware, small home supplies (cleaning stuff, glasses, toaster ovens...), seasonal stuff and fifty stuff.

    I've wrapped decorative wastebaskets, boogie boards, soccer balls, tools....I was overjoyed when I got to wrap something with square edges.
    "I don't poop. I create magic."- ABC

    I'm as sexy as a burp mid-kiss. Watch out!

    For every loser there's one that has to win. So bite your tongue, grit your teeth and grin...
  • shate98shate98
    Posts: 5,020Member
    lol @MarySunshine I know how you feel. I ran the wrap desk at Williams Sonoma during the xmas season for two years. Not everything comes in a box/fits in a box. Hey wait... should we be excluded from this contest since we both have professional experience? :P
    "As you wander through your life, whatever be your goal,
    keep your eye upon the doughnut, not upon the hole."
  • CanadianMamaCanadianMama
    Posts: 10,374Administrator, Moderator
    @shate98 it doesn't have to be an actual present. You could wrap anything you have around the house, or an empty box. As long as it uses one unconventional wrapping item, you're good to go.

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  • RuralRebellionRuralRebellion
    Posts: 2,817Member
    Aw man, I had better get on wrapping stuff.  I'm pretty good at it!
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  • SammieSammie
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    Post 'em up ladies!! I can't wait to see :)

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  • CanadianMamaCanadianMama
    Posts: 10,374Administrator, Moderator
    Ladies, the rules have been updated to reflect the new addition to the contest! 

    Presenting...... The Worst Wrapper Contest!!! 

    The Worst Wrapper in the Universe:

    Same here! Post a photo of your gift-wrapping monstrosity,
    and the community will click "LOL" to vote! 
    The entry with the most "LOLs" wins!

    Rules: 

    Entries must be a photo of a gift that was wrapped this holiday season.
     Entries should contain at least one unconventional wrapping material 
    (check Pinterest for inspiration). 
    Participants may submit as many entries as they like, 
    as long as they are in separate posts, 
    so that they may be voted on individually.

    community-manager


  • AKimiBAKimiB
    Posts: 1,809Member
    I drink when I wrap.
    So... Lol... No
    I'd be happy to vote! ;)
    Edit-
    Still not entering for worst! I can't do it!!!
    SMSM_s_5 photo SMSM_s_5_zps5d122d86.jpg
  • gramalibbygramalibby
    Posts: 3,744Member
    nope not me I am the gift bag queen....
  • 123
    Posts: 1,513Member
    i could win worst wrapped without using an unconventional item. seriously i wrapped three of ds's gifts and they look HIDEOUS. thank god hes too young to know the difference
    dont mistake my kindness for weakness
  • irishlassirishlass
    Posts: 7,057Member
    I wrote a song today about a tortilla! Well, actually it was more of a wrap.
    "Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter." - Dr. Seuss
  • @irishlass Hahahahaha! 
  • VegantasticVegantastic
    Posts: 4,225Member
    "Be the change you wish to see in the world"
    "Don't Panic"
  • JustAConfusedMamaJustAConfusedMama
    Posts: 4,527Member
    well bacon is the new trend.  Is wrapping a gift in bacon unconventional enough?  lol
    If you would like to sponsor me for the Imagine Walk for Autism in April, for my friend's son please click the below link and donate.
    http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/sfamily/12th-imagine-walk-and-family-fun-day-for-autism
  • LiquidPeppermintLiquidPeppermint
    Posts: 841Member
    irishlass said:

    I wrote a song today about a tortilla! Well, actually it was more of a wrap.



    Is it set to music, or is it a wrap rap?
  • VegantasticVegantastic
    Posts: 4,225Member
    @dolphinlover26 If you're my secret santa for the love of God please do not wrap my gift in bacon!
    "Be the change you wish to see in the world"
    "Don't Panic"
  • MarySunshineMarySunshine
    Posts: 7,953Member
    I'm in, BTW!
    "I don't poop. I create magic."- ABC

    I'm as sexy as a burp mid-kiss. Watch out!

    For every loser there's one that has to win. So bite your tongue, grit your teeth and grin...
  • JustAConfusedMamaJustAConfusedMama
    Posts: 4,527Member
    SAHM1020 said:

    @dolphinlover26 If you're my secret santa for the love of God please do not wrap my gift in bacon!



    @sahm1020, lmao okay I'll just use bacon bits as a replacement for glitter. j/k(or am i? mwhahaha)
    If you would like to sponsor me for the Imagine Walk for Autism in April, for my friend's son please click the below link and donate.
    http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/sfamily/12th-imagine-walk-and-family-fun-day-for-autism
  • JustAConfusedMamaJustAConfusedMama
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    @sahm1020, and btw, I'm not your secret santa.  Although now I kind of wish I was so I could send you a bacon bits covered gift.  lol
    If you would like to sponsor me for the Imagine Walk for Autism in April, for my friend's son please click the below link and donate.
    http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/sfamily/12th-imagine-walk-and-family-fun-day-for-autism
  • LesboMomLesboMom
    Posts: 3,812Confessional Manager
    I looove wrapping - but I am more of a traditional girl...hmmmm 

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  • CinnaCinna
    Posts: 1,841Member
    I keep seeing new posts on this thread& hoping that there's some pics to vote on. Still nothing :( I suck at wrapping or I'd do it myself lol
    Two hearts! Oh baby I'm beating out a samba!
  • DovahkiinDovahkiin
    Posts: 1,223Member
    Awww man, I'm still paying off DS8's prezzies :(
    Stroke the furry wall
  • LoveLove
    Posts: 14,066Administrator, Moderator
    goodmommy said:

    I keep seeing new posts on this thread& hoping that there's some pics to vote on. Still nothing :( I suck at wrapping or I'd do it myself lol



    ME TOO @goodmommy ME TOO! 

    LOL

    I got home last night with a pile of odd-shaped presents, and my wrapping supplies and was ALL SET to stay up all night making some pretty presents happen.

    And then could not find one scrap of tape in the whole house.

    How does that even happen???

    I was tempted to use my trusty ole silver duct tape, but DH persuaded me to just wait LOL

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  • JustAConfusedMamaJustAConfusedMama
    Posts: 4,527Member
    grrr, I have my dh's gift alll wrapped up and I tried to be crafty and a little creative with it, but now the connecting cable to get pictures from my phone to the computer has crapped out so I have no way to get the picture up.  ;-(
    If you would like to sponsor me for the Imagine Walk for Autism in April, for my friend's son please click the below link and donate.
    http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/sfamily/12th-imagine-walk-and-family-fun-day-for-autism
  • JustAConfusedMamaJustAConfusedMama
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    image

    If you would like to sponsor me for the Imagine Walk for Autism in April, for my friend's son please click the below link and donate.
    http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/sfamily/12th-imagine-walk-and-family-fun-day-for-autism
  • JustAConfusedMamaJustAConfusedMama
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    I don't know if aluminium foil or tissue paper would be considered unconventional though.
    If you would like to sponsor me for the Imagine Walk for Autism in April, for my friend's son please click the below link and donate.
    http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/sfamily/12th-imagine-walk-and-family-fun-day-for-autism
  • irishlassirishlass
    Posts: 7,057Member
    Yeah what is actually considered 'unconventional'? Or what is considered 'conventional'?
    "Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter." - Dr. Seuss
  • LoveLove
    Posts: 14,066Administrator, Moderator
    I'd have to call for a judge's decision on the details, but personally, I would think ANY element included, other than "normal" wrapping paper and ribbon, would be enough to be considered "unconventional"...

    Some ideas I've heard are:

    • painted or stamped brown parcel paper for wrapping.
    • duct tape
    • twine instead of ribbon
    • cloth strips for ribbon instead of the standard nylon
    • recycled newspaper or magazine or construction paper
    • tissue paper bows
    • homemade ornaments tied into the wrapping
    • regular wrapping paper inside out (like old birthday wrapping paper, used for Christmas instead), painted, drawn on, or otherwise decorated for the holidays

    The list really goes on and on.

    "Conventional" would be regular Christmas wrapping paper from the store, with no added craftiness.

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  • JustAConfusedMamaJustAConfusedMama
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    @Love, thanks for the clarification.
    If you would like to sponsor me for the Imagine Walk for Autism in April, for my friend's son please click the below link and donate.
    http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/sfamily/12th-imagine-walk-and-family-fun-day-for-autism
  • JustAConfusedMamaJustAConfusedMama
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    If I win by default, I'm going to be sad.
    If you would like to sponsor me for the Imagine Walk for Autism in April, for my friend's son please click the below link and donate.
    http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/sfamily/12th-imagine-walk-and-family-fun-day-for-autism
  • LoveLove
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    Post it anyway @leopardgirle ! The page should automotically resize the photo to fit the page.

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  • CanadianMamaCanadianMama
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    @leopardgirle the photo has to be hosted online in order for it to post to the website.

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  • LoveLove
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    Completely conventional, and NOT an entry---but I want to show off LOL I'm so proud of these

    image

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